Words by DJ Autograph
As mentioned last week, the recording sessions for Screechy Dan‘s My Story mixtape produced by myself, Kenny Meez (Federation Sound) and DJ Shirkhan (Safari Sound) also yielded a bunch of sound effects all done by the man himself. The sum of them all is quite astounding, as Screechy offers interpretations of dogs, birds, horses, monkeys, ambulances, “elders” and even air, as well as 10 different variations on the airhorn! (Also, six different laser sounds). There’s even a mini dubplate from “Jimmy Mountain” (Jimmy Cliff‘s”cousin”) plus Screechy spins on staple phrases like “In come a ting called” and “Run the track,” and catchphrases from Kool DJ Red Alert (“Yeahhhhhhhhh”), Popcaan (“Yaoooowwww”), “Macho Man” Randy Savage (“Ooohhhh yeahhhh”) and the AFLAC duck (“AFLAC!”)
The result is a work of staggering genius, illuminating the sardonic and hilarious wit of one of dancehall’s most slept-on treasures.
Preview below, and download the whole sound effects folder here. Next week, Thursday August 14th, we release the Screechy Dan mixtape, My Story right here on LargeUp.com!